News Releases

Feb. 08, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AAISA holds fifth forum to hear Syrian refugee resettlement experiences

Lethbridge, Alberta – Feb. 08, 2017: On Thursday Feb. 9th, the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) will be holding a community forum in Lethbridge to hear about the experiences of Syrian refugees who now call Alberta home.

Dec. 08, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New study examines Syrian refugee experiences in Alberta

Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta – Dec. 08, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is undertaking a new research study to shed light on the unique needs, barriers, and experiences of Syrian refugees. This study will focus on the resettlement experiences of Syrian refugees arriving in Alberta during 2015 and 2016, with particular attention to the types of programs and services that are most needed in Alberta to support labour market integration, language training, and social connections…

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Dec. 05, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Syrian Refugees, One Year On

Newcomer Serving and Private Sponsorship Organizations Thank Canadians for Welcoming Syrians

Alberta, Canada – December 05, 2016: One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees.

A French version of the release is available here.

pna-cover-2Oct. 18, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 AAISA publishes research report on refugee resettlement

Organizations now have access to accurate local data to improve services for refugees

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – October 18, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) has announced the publication of a new research report, which reveals how immigrant-serving agencies can improve the refugee resettlement experience in Alberta.

Sep. 7, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AAISA Launches Information Hub Website for Refugees in Alberta

Website helps refugees access information in multiple languages that can help them settle and thrive in Alberta

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 7, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) announces the launch of a new website, www.refugeealberta.ca, which will serve as a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on settling in Alberta and services to support them in their new life.